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of hill rei are and tbil. here on page 153. bill clinton displayed his inability to come clean about personal issues that were core of his identity. sometimes he outright lied often he shaded the truth. often he seemed to construct events that work to his own benefit. i happened to at yale as a undergraduate when they were in law school. one wonders about the attraction and one reads the second bit can is about ken star interviewing hillary clinton. i can tell you a story about ken who i had dinner with at precisely this time. i won't. it would go on too long. he determined he did not have evidence to indict hillary clinton. the examples of ingenious cases. something perhaps illegal had taken place in arkansas with the first lady much more with her husband at the heart of it. indian the attraction the clintons had for each other. [laughter] i want -- [laughter] i'm quoting from the author, william chafe of who is one of the great historian of american liberalism. no comment about that. and of gender and racial equality in the history of this country. he's ph.d. from colombia, a dean
the trials and trouble haitians of president bill clinton. you're coming in and abc in the '90s, and bill clinton is president. yet the impeachment woes. did you have to deal with any of second term clinton problems? >> yeah, a good part of my first year at abc news was dealing with the clinton issues. the monica lewinsky story broke 10 months into my tenure in january of 1998. i was down in cuba. the pope was visiting cuba and we're all -- peter jennings, ted koppel, we have had well over 100 news people down there to cover the event. i got a call one night, cokie roberts and some of the other people from the desk in your thing we've got this investigation we've got going on that looks like it's going to break. there's this young intern who told her close friend that she had a relationship, inappropriate relationship with the president. i said that's ridiculous. that can't be right. we had no reasonably just telling the truth, that a friend is some truth so forget it. i went back into then and in about an hour they said we just confirmed janet reno, the attorney general, has officially e
be the same again. as bill clinton and admiral mullen say at the back of my book on the dust jacket blurbs, the things that he did as a reformer will never be undone. and i'm not talking about whether they are bell bottoms or trousers or side burns, those things can be changed. but the way he reformed the social policies and made the navy response to the contemporary needs of society and what he did with respect to vis-a-vis the soviets during the period of the cold war and the strategic arms limitations and his role there. these are things that have left a mark in history, and an important one. and i try to deal with those in the book. what bud zumwalt did and what i was drawn to about his life is that he made the navy think about things that they ought to have been thinking about before he forced them to. and, indeed, he took on the charge and the charter of redoing the social contract of the navy. an institution that he loved. and he didn't want to destroy the navy, he didn't want to do anything except reform it and bring it into the 20th century so that young people would join the navy
scott fossil's biography is to encounter the life of a modern saint. and as bill clinton remarked in his eulogy at the funeral, sargent shriver really was that good. he was born in 1915. his parents were catholic social justice advocates, and his godfather was cardinal james gibbons of baltimore. he was educated at yale university and yale law school and immediately entered the navy where he received the purple heart for his service in the pacific theater. the awful immediacy of his war experiences made him a man who was dedicated to making every feasible effort to achieve peace. after he was discharged at the end of war, he worked as "newsweek" magazine, and in that job came into contact with joseph kennedy sr. who asked him to manage the merchandise mart in chicago. during those chicago years, he married the boss' daughter, eunice, in 1953 and chaired the chicago school board and the catholic interracial council as a supporter of desegregation of the city's schools. shriver's prominence in the commercial and social life of the state soon led to interest on the part of the political lea
ordered japanese. clinton is a bad name. and in his second term with the unpleasant nests remember when hillary clinton said to take a lead she would appear on the today program and clinton would not work so i was forced to use the native name. the name of origen. or the slave name. it was up to hillary rodham to prove that his house is not sodom. [laughter] but obama of the jokes of his name it was a good name to rhyme but unfortunately i use them with osama bin london clap your mom up. so i get worried when they talk about presidential candidates i did a similar book in 2008 called deciding fennecs to decider was a long epic:interrupted by other poems. this is the same sort but it has a little bit of prose one was entitled gingrich aware that her husband has cheated on and left seriously ill wives desperately tries to make light of a bad cough. [laughter] newt gingrich thinks it sounds like a fever and was a little concerned. last time we had good candidates just in general with john edwards with it is called yes i know he is the millworkers son but there is hollywood and the hair. sa
incomes would go back to the tax rates that prevailed when bill clinton was president. why the other side, you know, is horrified by that is perplexing to me. because i look back at the clint era, i was here. that's a long time ago. i was here. i came to the senate. with senator feinstein when bill clinton was president and he faced similar issues in that we had a deficit that was getting out of control, a debt that was getting out of control. we needed to have growth, and so he put forward a plan, a budget plan that invested in our people, invested in the infrastructure, invested in education, and at the same time said we can find cuts in other areas and we can raise taxes on those who are doing very well. and what happened with that fair and balanced approach? what happened was the greatest prosperity in modern history. 23 million jobs, no more deficits, we got to a balanced budget and i remember saying to my husband my goodness, what's going to happen? there won't be any more u.s. government bonds because we're going to be out of the debt situation. we saw -- we saw it on the horizon w
have been paying in the clinton years. furthermore, these wealthiest americans made a lot of money in the last decade. so what do we do? now we're raising the estate tax exemption to $5 million. it was $1 million under the clinton tax years, so now the few that are really wealthy, made a lot of money, they've accumulated this wealth and now we raise the he is statement tax so -- the estate tax so they can now tax past it on without any of the gains not paying any tax because the heirs now get it with a stepped-up basis so none of that is taxed. and so what we see then are the few who are wealthy getting more and more wealthy. so wealth becomes even more concentrated under this system. now, some will say, what's the problem here? you wanted to protect the middle class. they are in this bill. how can you object if some higher-income individuals are protected as well? well, i point out these are not unrelated matters. with government investments and government spending dropping being squeezed every year by my conservative friends on the other side of the aisle, with deficits remaining
rights. hillary clinton said, i think it was february 2009, that human rights would have to go on the back burner because there were more pressing concerns like, i quote, climate change. that may be so. they may be so. human rights not the be all and end ul -- all of foreign policy as we all know. i think i said abram twice t. it's hard hard to get that " s" out, abrams, i apologize. it was said, do what you got to do, but ask yourself this question -- how does it look to the boys in the camps, the boys in the camps who find out about things? how does it look to them what you're doing? there was bible readings with the fellow prisoner of his, a christian for awhile when it was allowed, and they called the readings, the sessions, reaganite readings because they heard that reagan proclaimed one year, the year of the bible, we all say what stupid mother pie, year of the bible, give me a break, but that meant something to those two. it can mean something to others. the nobel peace prize, 60 years after passing over prisoners, after 60 years, they gave a peace prize to a leader of c
in chinese human rights. hillary clinton said at the beginning of her tenure of the secretary of state i think in 2009 human rights have to go on the back burner because there were more pressing concerns like, and i quote, climate change. that may be so. human rights not the be all and end all foreign policy as max knows and elliott knows and we all know. it's hard to get that s held. but i'm reminded of something once said. he was talking about western policy makers. he said you know, do when you've got to do. but every once in awhile, paused to ask yourself this question: how will look to the boys in the camps that find out about things? how would it look to them what you are doing? remember sharanski had these bible readings with a christian leader when it was allowed and they called the readings or their sessions reaganite because the herd somehow that reagan had acclaimed in the year of the bible. and we all know the year of the bible, what a load of, you know, the year of the bible, give me a break. it really meant something to those two. so maybe it convenes things to others. the
will jump from 10% back to the clinton-era rate of 15%. that's a pretty big financial bite for people in west virginia and i know in ohio, too, sir. these are people that are struggling right now. instead of an overnight tax hike of 5%, the calm act smooths the transition by phasing in increases over three years. so instead of a 5% increase, the 10% bracket would only go to 1 1.6% the first year. the calm act does the same with the other tax rate tax rates phm in over three years. but the calm act also puts the senate on record in support of comprehensive overhaul of our tax system. we can still work towards a big fix like the simpson-bowles framework and if we can do that next year, we could stop the full increase from ever occurring. another important feature of the calm act is the way it treats sequestration. again, if we go over the cliff and do nothing, nearly every government program will be hit with the same percentage cut, and that includes social services, education, research and infrastructure, all of the things that we need to grow our fragile economy. the calm act gives th
, the attention to deday. >> host: two of brad's fans are presidents george w. bush and president bill clinton as well. next call from beverly in maryland. hi, beverly. >> how are you today? >> host: good. >> guest: good. >> caller: my question is for brad. i read your article -- >> host: we're listening . >> read your article on your english teacher and how you went back to her retirement, and it was the most laudible thing i had read, acknowledging how good teachers can be, and i wondered if you stayed in touch with her and to thank you for that wonderful tribute. >> guest: i appreciate that. that was in parade magazine. i tell you what happenedtime. won't e won't believe the end of the story. when i was in nine grade, my english teacher, sheila spicer, said to me you can write. and i said, anyone can write. she said, no, you know what you're doing. she tried to put me in the honors class but i had a conflict. so she said, you're going to sit in this corner for the entire year, ignore everything i do at the blackboard, every homework assignment i give, and she was saying you're going to do t
/oweia average, average californian. and president clinton left office with the largest budget surplus in american history. we know what happened the next eight years where we saw very little economic growth, only about a million bein net jobs bg created in those eight years. and we saw, which hit my state particularly hard, we saw a real deline in manufacturing. from 2000 to 2010, we lost in this country net 5 million manufacturing jobs. and manufacturing jobs -- maybe people that dress like this around here don't think much about that. i know the presiding officer does, because her state is the number-one manufacturing state in the country. it's especially important in my state. we lost hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs and while we lost 5 million manufacturing jobs nationally, tens of thousands -- i believe 60,000 in the number of manufacturing plants closed in those ten years. but the good news is since the auto rescue, we have seen beginning to be significant manufacturing job growth, some 500,000 new manufacturing jobs since 2010, almost every month -- not quite every m
to financing here. it's politically controversial. president clinton proposed taking some t.a.r.p. money and providing financing to manufacturers, but even if we're not directly loaning companies, manufacturers money, what we can do is at least provide the right tax incentives that if they are willing to export or manufacture, that they have those incentives. the final point i'd say is there's an awful law in the world trade organization which allows companies -- countries that have indirect taxation, the value added tax, to exempt their exporters from that taxation, and if you have the corporate tax like we do, we are not allowed to exempt our manufacturers from that tax. now, we established the world trade organization at a time where we really didn't think anyone was going to compete, and we wanted to encourage other countries to build their industries, but the world has changed, and i think on a bipartisan basis, we need to push for a change in those wto, the sanction between indirect and direct taxation when it comes to tax credits for exports. sure? >> if you've come across compani
a dozen years ago at the end of the clinton administration when we were in surplus that we could possibly be $16 trillion in de debt, i would have thought -- well, i would have thought you were not reality-tested. but here we are, and most everybody knows that the way we're going to get out of this is with a combination of tough medicine. i call it tough love. we're going to have to reduce spend, and we can't do it all from discretionary spending. and the budget control act that we adopted last summer -- that is, the sum o summer of 2011 --s it all from discretionary spending. what's discretionary spending? it's different from entitlement spending -- medicare, medicaid, et cetera. it's what most people think of as the government. it's education programs, it's environmental protection, it's social service programs, it's against, it's homeland security, it's law enforcement. that's about a third of our budget. and it's not the part of the budget that's driving this -- it's not a part of the spending budget that's driving the deficit and debt much that's being driven by the growth in entitle
kromer and ending with clinton white with the kpegss of kromer. and nomination 2032, a list beginning with carl miller adam and ending with daniel menko hirsch. that the nomination be confirmed, the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table, there be no intervening action or debate and any no further motions be in order to any of the nominations, any related statements be printed in the record and that the president be immediately notified of the senate's action. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. reid: mr. president, i ask that the following committees be discharged from further consideration of the following nominations: presidential nominations 1919, that is the commerce committee. 1919, 1774, 1924, 1702, 1925, 1509, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 202 1, 2045, 2046. veterans' affairs committee nomination 1948, homeland security nomination 1698. public courts committee nominations 1966, 65, 64, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1398, 1950, that the nomination be confirmed, the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table, there be no intervenin
in the long run. >> host: then why do the gaffes or mistakes of a president bill clinton, president george w. bush, drunken driving before 2000, why are those not fatal mistakes? >> guest: two things going on. one is what else is going on in the world at the time? john mccain made a comment about, you know, asked the question about what would you do in iran, and one said send a message of a bomb, and he said, bomb, bomb, bomb iran, and it was a three day wander, few people remember that, a lot of coverage, but things happened in the world at the time, and it was crowded out in the process, and no one carried that on. i compare that to hillary clinton's statement about being under fire in bos knee that. she repeated that time after time after time after time until the media started to say, well, is this really true? they have pictures of her greeted at the airport with a little girl with flowers and the regime on the ground said, no, there was not any fire, and then the obama people started to feed the media saying you might want to look at her credibility on these things, and it was so drama
class figures and they are the ones that got shafted because there was a bipartisan move. clinton was president, the republicans mainly were running the congress when we had things like nafta, china most favored nation status, the wto, the world trade organization, all of these trade deals that people claim were going to bring jobs to the united states and in every case the jobs left. >> many publications are putting together their year-end list of notable books. book tv will feature several of the books focusing on the non-fiction selections. these titles were included in foreign policy magazines must read books to give in breakout nations in pursuit of the next economic miracles on the set is another author we want to introduce you to a and this is brian. here is his book castor's secrets the cia and the intelligence machine. if you could start by giving us your background, particularly your cia background. >> i worked at the national intelligence council in washington for about 45 years. i ultimately became the national intelligence officer for latin america which is a tree or
shafted because there was a bipartisan move. clinton was president. the republicans mainly were running congress, when we had things like nafta, china most favored nation status. the wto, the world trade organization. all these trade deals that people claimed were going to bring jobs to the united states and in every case the jobs left. >> up next, jefferson morally, row counts the first race riot in washington, d.c. which took place in august of 1835 and two subsequent criminal trials tried by d.c.'s district attorney, francis scott key. mr. key, who authored "the star-spangled banner", defended splafry in his prosecution and sought capital punishment only to be thwarted by the alleged victim, who's husband william thornton, designed the u.s. capitol. this is just over 50 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. for that nice introduction and thank you to majors and quinn hosting this event. i suggested this to eat than back in the winter, there was never anything less than enthusiastic about having me. this was always my destination when i came to a minneapolis bookstore. i am glad i
for office is like asking clinton to be monogamous. [laughter] it's like asking an activist to bathe. the people that you're dealing with one server two years are once every four years, this is like the romance novel. running for office is the romance novel. they are into it. when you see them, they of bumper stickers. it's like they want you to know how they feel all the time. i'm going off-topic. i was interviewed by a not so paper today. one of the worst interviews ever. it was awful to she did some kind of softball question at issue start asking like isn't your book just what -- i say can you give me specifics? there was like 40 seconds of silence. i said if you can just tell me what your talking about. you know, bashing liberals. i said that's not what the book is about. you have a specific. it was clear she had not read the book. this is how come you can't argue with the liberal when they don't even want to show up to do homework. but anyway, finally i guess, going after i get going okay, why do you say these things that she can't sing, this is a journalist, i feel like that, w
th team, day of the surrender, the day that greece and clinton sailed from new york to yorktown to provide the reinforcements. it just so happened that canada is commanded by cornwallis' younger brother. which then brings me to the last bucket of discovery. so what i would call paper and preservation discoveries. prior to 1870, before transition to what pope, newspapers are printed on rockland stock, paper made primarily off the backs of the colonists, what people wore his clothes. these bags were oiled and poked him ultimately sifted into the sheets of paper and the durability of the paper plays a significant role in the preservation in that today we can find 250 open newspapers in better position than last week's "boston globe," which is probably yellowing impartial. thanks to the paper on which they are printed and thanks to the institution for long-term storage, we have these printed accounts of what transpired during the american revolution. what i tend to do is look for newspapers others might consider trash that are extremely beat up, households, lived a long life enter f
on the primary mortgage market and the percentage of risk that went up from 20 to 52% under clinton. and the other was the change in the rule, fas rule 157. and i just wondered, you know, how a change in that rule could be done and nobody saw that it was going to devalue all the portfolios of all the -- >> that,. >> that's the mark-to-market. and how somebody could not see that. and second part, as a female, of course, a lot has been written that there would have been less of a crisis if there were more women in the financial markets. >> well, let me answer the last one first. laugh did i, i mean, given what i saw and the conclusion i reached in the book diversity helps, because you've got people from a multiplicity of perspectives. >> [inaudible] >> huh? >> [inaudible] >> i would not want to betray any percentage by saying what women knew. but i think a diversity on the board, elsewhere is really helpful in a lot of cases. but you can always point to counterexamples. there's a woman who's on the risk committee of jpmorgan chase when they just took their hit, $5.8 billion. so it dep
. seems to me, what's the problem here exactly? we did it. let's remediate it. in fact, hillary clinton made a statement about this recently saying we will do it. we'll negotiate, but we'll do it. i don't know what to negotiate about, maybe how to do it so the story is back in the news and because it's back in the news, i don't believe that one of two things, either of two things are gong to happen. i don't think they will make that movie because here we are 40 years later, and it's still arrive, this miserable story. the mayor of the town wanted to have a theme park -- he wanted to build a theme park in the town figuring it would be tremendous tourism coming to the town with no hotels or anything like that, it's just a farming town. he wanted to build a theme park, and i don't think the theme park's going to be built either. certainly, nothing is going to happen with regard to the movie or a theme park until we've cleaned up this one spot which was not cleaned up back then. we'll have to see after that if someone still wants to make a movie or still wants to have a theme park there. i
repeals, and the repeal for those who don't know was signed by bill clinton as president. helping to deregulate. what did we have? the taxes on the rich were gone ridge of, taxes on corporations were reduced, regulations on business were gone ridge of. what is it we saw? we saw that by not changing the organization of capitalist enterprise, we left in place people with the incentives and the resources to undo everything that had been achieved in the great depression. we learned a powerful lesson. it is like winning a war but leaving the enemy with other armaments. they might use their weapons to try again. if you leave in place a corporate capitalist structure, a small group of major shareholders will own the shares in their hands. d. a. therefore select the board of directors and remember what a board of directors does in every corporation, it decides what to produce, how to produce, where to produce and what to do with the profits. for americans this struck a moral political issue. we are in a country which claims it is committed to democracy. we say that about our political act
gave obama the ability to say to you, not good enough. we send welfare reform down to clinton three times, and he vetoed it the first two times. we didn't start by reaching an agreement, we started by doing something. if the house republicans would say to every single subcommittee -- and there are a ton of subcommittees -- every one of you is going to hold hearings on waste in government, so why don't you go back home, and they could create 1-800-waste. [laughter] okay? probably technically a few more letters in there, so i'll let you add whatever the right number are to get to the number for the phone company. or to put it online which is a better way to do it and also have it available in a variety of other formats and say, look, you send us everything you think we should hold hearings on. how many americans do you think could find one or two or three items of waste that they would be willing to suggest congress hold a hearing on? so within the first two or three weeks you'd have five million suggestions. and you could say, look, this is what he wants to raise taxes for. somebody
there was a bipartisan move. clinton was president. the republicans mainly were running congress when we had aims like nafta. china most favored nation status, the wto, the world trade organization.
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